With its enviable location at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples, the award-winning Ronto Group’s Naples Square community will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. While the prospect of a walk-able lifestyle that puts the downtown district’s combination of expansive beaches, eclectic shopping, eateries, and entertainment venues at their doorstep holds a sense of value all its own, Naples Square’s beautifully finished floor plans that are priced from the $600’s have also created a sense of urgency for homebuyers. Over 70% of the Phase I residences at Naples Square have been sold. With vertical construction continuing to progress as planned, 73 Phase I residences are on schedule for completion by fall 2015.
“My clients want to be downtown and they want to be able to walk to things,” said Marlene Graham, owner and realtor at Tropics Real Estate on 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. “Naples Square is a phenomenal location because it provides access to so many different types of activities without ever getting into your car. My clients are typically in their 40’s and 50’s and they appreciate knowing they’ll be able to walk or ride a bike to wherever they want to go. To be able to do that and to live in a brand new residence at Naples Square’s price point presents a remarkable opportunity.”
Seven one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den floor plans with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces are available at Naples Square, each ideally suited to the downtown Naples lifestyle. Designed by MHK Architecture and Planning of Naples, the light-filled floor plans range from over 1,200 to just under 3,000 square feet and feature 10’ ceilings, designer kitchens, chic master bedrooms and designer flooring throughout. The floor plans include finishes specified by Naples-based Renee Gaddis Interiors. Controlled access covered parking is also included.
“Younger people who are moving to Naples now tend to want open floor plans that allow them to spread out,” said Marlene, who has assisted four clients with making purchases at Naples Square. “In general, it is extremely difficult to find new residences downtown in the square footage range offered by Naples Square. The other new product is generally larger and much pricier. With Naples Square, The Ronto Group is filling a gap in the market and buyers are responding very favorably to it.”
Barbara Geisenburg and her husband are from White Plains, New York and have been living in a Naples high-rise beachfront condominium since 2000. They recently solidified a contract for a residence at Naples Square.
“We decided we would take a new direction in our living,” said Barbara, “but we really weren’t sure what we should do. Then one day, there was this newspaper article about Naples Square and there were no more decisions to be made. That’s where I wanted to be. I’ve always thought of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street as basically the heartbeat of Naples. I am crazy about the location. I don’t think there’s a better location in Naples. We’ll be near Bayfront, Tin City, and Cambier Park where they have concerts. And there are art shows, the theatre, and parades. I know there’s an art gallery across from where Naples Square will be. You couldn’t ask for a better mecca for restaurants and shops. I can take a walk in the morning and go down to Starbucks and have coffee. It’s difficult to articulate how excited I am. I am really and truly excited about this move and it’s going to be a whole new life for us. I’m thinking now that we’re going to be in the midst of all of this action that maybe my grandchildren will come more often.”
In addition to Naples Square’s location, Barbara and her husband were impressed by the level of standard finishes that will be included in the community’s residences. For them, the combination of Naples Square’s location, floor plans, finishes, and amenities presents exceptional value.
“When we bought into the high-rise, we had to pay extra for a lot of things that are standard features in Naples Square,” said Barbara. “For example the crown molding, the porcelain tile in the main living areas, the stainless steel appliances, and you have your choice of granite countertops in the kitchen and marble tops on the vanities in the bathrooms. We paid extra for every one of those in the other residence we owned. I like the design of the community and the floor plans. I like the under building parking. They have the pool and gas grills. So I think the value of the product in Naples Square is outstanding.”
“That level of finish will also be found in the lobbies and the different common areas,” added Marlene. “I think that’s impressive. Naples Square will provide a sense of place and a sense of community. Each building will have its own pool and club room and there will be two fitness centers. That will create a kind of community within a community. People will get to know their neighbors within the building as they enjoy the amenities.”
To purchase your walk-able lifestyle in the heart of downtown Naples, visit the Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road downtown or learn more by visiting Naples Square online at NaplesSquare.com. Call 239.228.5800. Connect with the Naples Square on Facebook and LinkedIn.